Film Director: Mercês Tomaz Gomes
Producer: Mercês Tomaz Gomes
The short documentary is a quiet journey through the 4 houses by the architect’s collective Atelier DATA, filmed and directed by Mercês Tomaz Gomes. The outside, the inside, the environment, the light, the sounds, the air and the wind give us the sense of space and the sense of life. Those are elements of architecture but also elements of filming architecture.
PROJECT:“We are a Lisbon based office with an enthusiastic and multidisciplinary team. We work in architecture, urbanism and design, producing “out-of-the box” ideas to the global market. Our focus is in the search of strategies in order to find clear and innovative answers to real problems. “
We believe that each project is the “engine” of its own investigation, allowing a critical, creative and innovative approach. Diagrammatic and elementary representations are both the outcome of a process and a means of diagnosis, research and communication of new solutions. The development of projects depends primarily on factors that have much more to do with the experience and intuition of each one of the partners, than with a vigorous body and organized common thought.
Among several competitions ATELIER DATA has been distinguished with the 1st Prize of the International Competition “RE:VISIO N DALLAS ” with the project “Forwarding Dallas”, Dallas, United States; 1st Prize in the International Lisbon Ideas Challenge, with the project “PowerFold”; 1st Prize in the “3000 viviendas” Competition in Vallecas, Madrid, Spain (Master’s Collective Housing – Escola Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid); 1st Prize in the “VECTOR E – Entrepreneurship and Innovation”, with the “PowerFold” project – competition organized by the Innovation, Technology and Development Politics Center IN+, Instituto Superior Técnico – UTL.
- (2013) EXPO 7X7
- (2014) Architecture for a new scenario
- (2014) Beijing Design Week
- (2015) SMLXL Revisited